Date: Sunday, Nov. 25
Time: 9:30 am to noon (buffet: 10 - 11am)
Description: A family breakfast with Santa & an opportunity to help out the Salvation Army Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food items and receive a stuffed toy from Santa!
Ticket Purchase Options: Tickets available online and through the Spirit of the North office
Date: Friday, Nov. 30
Time: 5:30 pm to 12:00 am
Doors open: 5:30 pm
Appetizers: 6:00 pm
Dinner served: 7:00 pm
Auction: 8:30 pm
Description: Feature evening of the Festival, with an exclusive live auction of select trees, and many other special items and surprises.
Approximate attendance: 300 people
Ticket Purchase Options: Tickets through the Spirit of the North office only.
For 23 years, on behalf of Michael's Jewellers, Michael and Caren Tobin have donated a special diamond creation to the Gala night. We can't wait to see what they have planned for this year!
Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Description: This fun and festive is the perfect way for small businesses and intimate groups to celebrate the holidays together! Enjoy Christmas dinner in the beautiful venue and then dance the night away! DJ music by Entertainment Group.
Approximate attendance: 250 people
Ticket Purchase Options: Tickets available through the Spirit of the North office.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 2
Time: 8:30 am to 11:00 am (buffet: 9:00 - 10:00am)
Description: This is a special breakfast for families with young children. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a bear from Santa! Toys donated at this event will be shared with children at hospitals within our region.
Time: Click for the Story Time Schedule
Description: Bring your little ones and join our Festival Story Time! Story Time is a daily event, and we have an exciting line-up of storytellers this year including the very musical Barb Kelly (& Friends!), the ever-exuberant Carol Gass (you’ll love her impression of the Grinch!), and special story times with Santa himself!
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Feel the magic of the gift shoppe! Stop by and peruse the great selection of seasonal and other special gift items. Each year we attempt to bring you new and interesting items, and this year promises to tempt you and help fullfill all the needs on your list. Explore our great selection and, as always, save the tax!
One of the most popular and endearing features of the Festival has been our display of home-crafted Wreaths, Centrepieces, Seasonal Planters and Little Trees, which are donated to us for sale by Silent Auction. They are perfect for decorating the smaller spaces of an office or apartment or to add a special touch to ever room of your home.
The Big Trees bring the "WOW" to Festival of Trees!
The Main Stage is a hub of activity throughout the Festival. It starts with the Fashion Show on opening night, and then is the site of fantastic daily entertainment from school and community groups.
For information on how you can provide entertainment at Festival of Trees, visit our Entertain Us page!
Hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the success of the Festival, most putting in several long shifts throughout the week. A sponsor is required to assist with the costs of providing a comfortable rest area, identification tags, appreciation packages, snacks and beverages.
People's Choice Ballots are available throughout the 10 day Festival of Trees. Each guest may vote on their favorites within four categories:
The votes are tallied and the People's Choice winners receive recognition at the end of the Festival.
Let your imagination run wild to create a unique, one of a kind little house (fairy garden, bird house, bat house, Hobbit house...) to donate for auction at the Festival of Trees!
If you are interested in sponsoring and event or area at Festival of Trees, please contact us at 250-565-2515 or by email at .